The term “fake news” has been flung around so many times by the president, the media, and your racist relatives, that it’s nearly lost its meaning. Truth be told, it has become more and more difficult to separate the real news from the fake, and much of that has to do with sheer information overload and confirmation bias, whether via your Facebook feed, your preferred news channel/website, or your social circle.
In fact, a growing number of individuals have decided to jump on the bandwagon and spread their own fake news. Worst of all, they expect us to believe it! The sheer gall!
As a matter of fact, there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to blasting folks who tell stories so unbelievable, it’s a miracle they try to pass them off as truths. It’s called r/ThatHappened, and it’s a goldmine.
Here are 25 things that absolutely, 100%, definitely, without a doubt happened in 2018: